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but after so many years of service, you've earned it. so, as a 45 year plus veteran, 12 year veteran at lawton, all the awards supervisor tang just mentioned, sustaining a 10/10 ranking on the api score, upped your leadership lawton is one of the most desirable schools in the city of san francisco ~ under . and much of that is accredited to what you have done to lead and cultivate the hundreds of families and students lives that you have touched over the years. on behalf of superintendent richard karanza, on a personal note, it's been an honor to work with you as well. thank you so much for your years of service and dedication to sfusd students and families. (applause) san >> i'd like to thank supervisor
tang, ~ but particularly members of the board of supervisors because you have provided a forum, a place where you can share your personal voice and personal stories. and you bring to life what you do as leaders as you serve this wonderful city of ours. i am a child of immigrant roots, and public education is truly the leveler. and i would be remiss -- in fact, it is my responsibility to take this moment to acknowledge specifically two colleagues of mine, one being dr. john ignacio, the assistant principal of lawton, who is also retiring at the end of this school year.
and also a lady who has 20 years in the san francisco unified school district, assistant superintendent margaret chew. now, between the three of us, i have 40, john has 43, margaret 20. ~ so, it's a wonderful body of work that we've been privileged to do, 103, with our children and families in the public school system, and we are very proud of that work. and there are many educators who feel the same, whether they be day one on the job or the 10th year or longer. part of my needed to is to honor my family, and in the audience is my husband peter, my sister denise tom, my brother-in-law dr. alan tom,
and the person on the way, my two children crystal and alan inspire me, along with all the students in our school systems. they really prop us up, along with the parents, the staff, the community members. and, again, just as mr. wong stated, it truly is a collaborative family of people, really is a village. now, as i look upon you, my supervisors, i recognize supervisors mar, yee, kim, campos, and the reason why i look upon you is because you bring your service from the unified school district to the city government. you bring your knowledge and experience right here. and i am -- couldn't be more pleased to see that continuity
of work because your voice and your active presence is necessary to sustain all the bolts, all the children of this district. as one parent to he will ~ eloquently said to me one night during a pta meeting, if we floated all the boats, then my child's boat will float as well. and finally, listening to mayor ed lee, i am so pleased that our mayor has seen fit to make education an important focus of his work. and i know that this is a time when we are looking to building alliances between the district, between businesses, corporations, institutions of
higher education, parent groups, and it goes on and on and on. so, i encourage you, stay active. make sure your voices are active, and that you participate in this call to action. as our city and civic leaders joining the district as we forge these partnerships to sustain a very complex environment, i am nine days retired. not a future date [speaker not understood]. i look forward to having the time to practice, quite frankly, citizenship. so, my gratitude for the opportunity. i thank you for your leadership and your efforts in supporting public school education. my gratitude to you. thank you. (applause)
>> thank you, supervisor tang. now back to continuing the recognition of our police department. i'd like to acknowledge our supervisor from district 6, supervisor jane kim. >> thank you, president chiu. i appreciate -- [laughter] >> it's really such an honor to have our principals here today because when i was thinking of our commendation today, i thought of when i sat on the board of education, i actually attended an education policy
conference at which at one of my workshops, one of our policy experts did an hr policy. and i remember really thinking about it that day. and it took me awhile to absorb that message. over my time as a policy maker it is one of the truer statements i've ever heard. we can pass all the policies we want here at city hall or the school district, but the real individuals who implement the policies and implement the vision of a school district or city, the superintendents, the principals, the teachers, they are what make schools great. the best -- and the best policies in the world do not make students achieve, do not make neighborhoods cleaner or safer, but people do. one of the most evident examples of good hr translating into good policy is our former captain john joe garrity, and now you can applaud. (applause)
>> so, we all knew that this day would come, but it was not a day that i was looking forward to. i had the pleasure of getting to know and working with captain garrity my first 2-1/2 years in office. and during that time i learned that he is a stellar leader, a stellar human being, and a story teller. and [speaker not understood] all here today fell in love with you over the last 2-1/2 years. and i actually remember a year ago when there were rumors that captain garrity might be moved, i saw the chief and i stopped him and i threatened to throw my body across the door of the tenderloin station if that was to happen. it did not happen that one time, but then better news came along most recently. one of the pleasures of coming into office are meeting individuals that defy the stereotype of the government bureau cat or civil service. and yo garrity is certainly this man.
he defies expectations and stereo types, much needed in a neighborhood such as the tenderloin. the residents including seniors, parents and children see crime on almost a daily basis. joe has been a father figure to those of us in the neighborhood and we walk out on the street and you can still see this when he does people shout out to him and they call him captain, or they call him by his nickname, big red. he was a football player at cal and then at an unnamed professional nfl team. not the 49ers. in fact, you can't walk down the street with him without folks stopping him to say hi. in a neighborhood where residents know each ooh joe blend in smoothly. in a neighborhood of story tellers and talkers, joe could match the best of them and yes he could repeat the best of his stories with the best of the story tellers. and he understood the neighborhood and the neighborhood could relate to their fearless public safety leader. so just a little bit about now commander garrity.
he has served 27 years and counting, 13 years as pay patrolman, 8 as a sergeant, three as lieutenant and three as captain. he started as an officer in 1982 at central station working the night watch tenderloin foot beat for close to 10 years. he then joined a tenderloin task force as one of his original members until 1996. he then spent a short stent outside of the tenderloin at northern for two years and then came back later to be the sergeant of the b patrol at tenderloin station until 2004. he later became the lieutenant of the mid-market beat foot patrol from 2008 to 2010 before being promoted to captain of the tenderloin station. he has received numerous awards and recognitions from the san francisco police department and our neighborhood and community groups, and conservatively has made over 5,000 felony arrests in his career. most importantly, he is loved and trusted by our residents and small business owners and is an important aspect of making our neighborhoods safer. and when i got the call from
chief suhr regarding his promotion one friday night in may, i actually didn't tell anyone. because i was fearful of the news that would ripple out and i was also in a bit of denial as chief suhr remembers. the news eventually did get out and when it did our office acted as therapists on the phone to many grieving residents about losing a leader and friend. it is hard putting into words what captain garrity means to the community [speaker not understood]. as it is one of the most compassionate and warm communities i've ever been a part of. but [speaker not understood] we have not lost him. in fact, better news for our captain who has now been promoted to our commander, and as another benefit we have gained another community public safety advocate in our new captain, captain [speaker not understood] who is also here today. and served with garrity when he was at northern station. and i do just want to thank the chief directly.
as i said before, hr is policy and one of the things i've been most impressed by is your selection of captains. i had the pleasure of working with captain moser and captain red man and they have been stellar examples of public safety leaders and it's just amazing the difference that it makes when you have a [speaker not understood] captain. how much easier work is and how much more united our neighborhood is with a great police captain. so, he does have a better half that wasn't able to make it this afternoon, but will be [speaker not understood] for your big community celebration for the ucsf director at department of neurological surgery. he has raised two daughters here in the city and county of san francisco. in fact, he did briefly move out of san francisco, but missed the city so much that him and his wife decided to repurchase a home again here in the city. so, we welcome you back. the last thing i will mention about joe is that he often hearkens us to another time. a fine example of this is that the commander famously carries
a slide rule in his flashlight pocket. i did not know what a slide rule was. [laughter] >> i also hear that joe is a quintessential old time beat officer. everyone knows not just his name but his nickname in the neighborhood he patrols and he knows your name as well. he is as old-fashioned as the slide rule he holds in his pocket. in our days of rapidly advancing technology and innovation, sometimes the old-fashioned plain and simple is the best way to making our neighborhoods safer. and walking the beat and knowing the people is the best way to do it. and someone actually said this once. [speaker not understood] very hard to do, but our commander certainly exemplifies that to the best degree. i want to commend you today so much. it's been such an honor working with you. i'm so sad to lose you specifically in the de la hoyactionv but i know you'll be serving our greater city.
~ in the tenderloin before i give it over to our commander, i did want to allow our chief to say a few words as well. >> thank you, madam supervisor. i actually had the pleasure of knowing joe the 30 years he's been in the police department. i was actually the radio car in the tenderloin when officer joe garrity showed up that night at central station. back then there was no tenderloin station. it was actually part of the central -- supervisor yee might be the only one on this panel that knows what a slide rule is besides me. i was a little chagrined when i asked the supervisor. she had no idea. she googled what a slide rule was. >> i did. [laughter] >> joe is a product of san francisco education, at another timev he went to state, not to cal. he's a gater. so, but his commitment to the tenderloin ~ to service of others, beyond comparison. i know as big a loss as he was for the tenderloin, the credibility of the command staff went up a notch when joe joined us as a commander
because he has that reputation amongst the troops. so, he's a little bit learning his way now as he works on the south -- southern part of the city with all the five stations that he has charge over, but he does a great job and he will be ever present. and as you say, he does it old-fashioned. he prides himself on never walking on carpet in his 30 years of his career. so i don't think we'll ever get him on carpet. so, joe, the floor is yours. (applause) >> and on the slide rule i carry, i'm trying to go green like everybody else. [laughter] >> thank you very much from the board, supervisor kim. it's been a great couple years in the tenderloin as the captain. i think when chief suhr promoted me to commander, i think i pulled out a road map to see how far that was from south of market street to
leave. the tenderloin has changed the last 30 years. it's kind of morphed. i followed a bunch of hall of famers here with matt, david wong and beverly as educators. i think it's very important the tenderloin has a lot of children now, over 5,000 children in that area. i think supervisor kim and her staff and service providers in that area and the people with the safe passage project we worked on in area for the children in the after school program was a big plus for us. they received an award from metlife. that was a big plus for the station and the community. it's starting with the mid-market, the tenderloin starting to morph a little bit. great business people that we dealt with [speaker not understood] bid at john's grill and the people at macy's that were very instrumental in helping the community when we needed something to be done. so, it's been a great time. i think i'm getting out in the bayview on the 4th of july, third on third, it was great to be out in the bayview, running out there. saw a lot of people i knew from
years ago when i was playing football [speaker not understood] of. chief suhr started combing our hair [speaker not understood] the last couple of years. they didn't recognize me. it's been great, you know. i think it's important to realize especially now in city government and the private sector services we have to work together on all these projects to make it work, all of them come together. so, i want to thank everybody, my wife and two did you tellers aren't here today. they kind of keep me in line at home. ~ two daughters they keep me on the straight and narrow so i don't get too light-headed, big headed. keep me on the straight and narrow. they say happy wife, happy life. i try to stay that line. we have a lot of great men and women doing a great job. i was out at single side 4th of july. ~ ingleside. the men and women, you receive
glory for home runs when you make hits by somebody else [speaker not understood]. men and women in the police department, the chief, loftus and everybody else, we try to implement what we're doing now on the street. especially now we're hiring a lot of new people it's really important they realize they have to be able to talk to people, understand what people's backgrounds and each part of the city is different. hopefully that will continue. i've kind of come like yesterday's newspaper, sports page. you don't throw it away. you might want to keep it out and use it for something else later for paper. it's important to remember we continue to move forward with the resources we use with the police department and city government. so, thank you very much. i appreciate it, and thank you. (applause) >> so, i did want to -- i see some of our residents from the tenderloin and folks that want to come up. they're going to take a group photo. i forgot to mention when he was the captain, like many teachers
in the classroom, he would dip into his own pocket to pay for awards for the boys and girls club for parties for youth and families. he's truly been someone that has been integrative and committed to the neighborhood, responds to all of his e-mails. it's just really been amazing to work with you and i look forward to continuing to work with you as commander. (applause)
>> thank you, supervisor kim. we have one final commendation today being provided by our district 1 colleague, supervisor mar. >> thank you, president chiu. we're really honored to have the owner for the past 40 years of one of the most historic icons of san francisco on the cliff house. if mr. hunt lick could come
forward. dan hunt lick is here from the cliff house. you probably remember at the last board meeting i introduced a resolution that would honor the 150 years that the cliff house this coming saturday, july 12, 2013 at cliff house day in the city and county of san francisco. but i did want to acknowledge that mr. hunt lick and his wife mary have been running the cliff house for 30 years, but his family goes way back much further from the days that dan when he was 6 years old, the 1941, began selling peanuts outside of his father's shop right there at where sutro bath and the clubhouse was. the cliff house is one of our city's icons that was founded in 1863 and over the decades cliff house has with stood a handful of destructive storms, two major earthquakes, three nearby fires, two closures, several facelifts, swinging 60s, not so swinging 70s and
continual weather challenges. one of my favorite memories as a much younger person was playing the old pinball machines in the first floor, but also the funky pinball [speaker not understood], i believe you ran as well. one of my favorite bars in the city especially to watch the sunset and especially one of the most romantic places in the city as well. this week and next week the cliff house will be hosting a series of celebrations and i have the honor -- i'll have the honor of attending with many other people from our communities that kickoff celebration of the cliff house's 150th anniversary on friday. the following week july 17 and 18 the cliff house will display the site's amazing history. the terrace room of the cliff house is going to be transformed into a historical museum which is totally free with exhibits, local historian seminars and collectors presenting antiques and stories of the past. and i believe the western neighborhoods project, the outside [speaker not understood].com folks and
others will be participating. and for both days it will be open from 1:30 to 8:30 with free admission. and for more detail on the exhibit you can go to cliff house.com for all the great details. and the week culminates with a great grand celebration on friday, july 19, from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. in the terrace room. and the ticket price, believe it or not, $18.63 per person and the that was the year the cliff house was built, of course, it includes tastings and dancing. and you can buy tickets at cliff house.com. i just wanted to also say that mr. hunt lick i mentioned has been there with his family for many years even beyond his running of the cliff house. his dad ran the snack shop that was next to the cliff house and in the 1920s also his cousin runs lilly's which is just up
the street. and now alongside the national park service, the [speaker not understood] family also launched the restoration of the cliff house about 10 years ago, completed in 2004 and it's an amazing place. i hope you keep coming out. i missed the [speaker not understood] and the pinball machine, but it's one of the most beautiful places in our city and maybe the country. through the efforts, the hunt lick's dan and mary have given so much to san francisco in a historic memory of our city. and they also are giving back to allow us to remember and really understand our history of san francisco and our ocean beach treasure, the cliff house. please join me in honoring dan hunt lick and really celebrating the 150 years of the cliff house. thank you so much, mr. hunt lick. (applause) >> we're honored. i'll accept this for the cliff house. of course, my wife couldn't be here, but i want to thank you.
it's been a wonderful 40 years of making people happy out there. thank you. (applause) >> thank you, colleagues. that concludes our 2:30 special commendations for today. why don't we go to item 9. madam clerk. >> item 9 is an ordinance approving an amendment to the mission bay south redevelopment plan which modifies the land use designation for certain property to add residential as permitted use and to increase the permitted residential density in the area plan. >> supervisor wiener. >> thank you, mr. president. i support this. i pulled it off because i have a clarifying -- clarification from the city attorney's office. colleagues, as you'll recall, both of the land use committee and at the first reading on
this item, i had raised the issue that of the $21 million in impact fees i think exactly zero dollars and zero cents were going to transit impact fees which is, in my view, a real systemic problem that we have in the city that transit and bike fees tend to go to the bottom of the barrel and frequently projects are totally exempt because we have exemptions that you can drive a mack truck through. since then, an issue or question has arisen about whether the transit impact development fee applies to this project and to mission bay projects generally. that is an issue that the city attorney will resolve and this is going to be either a yes or no answer. it doesn't have to be resolved today. although my question is whether anything -- whether our passage of this item today will impact an obligation or lack thereof
to pay tid off. >> deputy city attorney jon givner. the answer to your question, supervisor, is no. this item today will not impact the obligation to pay tidf. >> okay. so, if there is an objectly i gotion which there may may not be, the obligation would remain despite our passage of this item? >> that's correct. our office will get back to you on the question you've asked. >> okay, thank you very much. then with that said, i'm comfortable passing this item today. >> okay, thank you. colleagues, let's take a roll call vote on item it 9. >> on item 9, supervisor wiener? wiener aye. supervisor yee? yee aye. supervisor avalos? avalos aye. supervisor breed? breed aye. supervisor campos? campos aye. supervisor chiu? chiu aye. supervisor cohen? cohen aye. supervisor farrell? farrell aye. supervisor kim? kim aye. supervisor mar? mar aye. supervisor tang? tang aye. there are 11 ayes.
>> the ordinance is finally passed. [gavel] >> why don't we go now to item 22. >> item 22 is a resolution approving a restated option agreement for the sale of surplus lands underedth jurisdiction of the san francisco public utilities commission located in mountain view, santa clara county, california, near the intersection of wisman and [speaker not understood] california company, a joint venture in the amount of $8.1 million and reserving an easement to the sfpuc. >> supervisor avalos. >> just a question. it's been answered. so, i'm ready to vote on it. >> okay, roll call vote. >> on item 222, supervisor wiener? wiener aye. supervisor yee? yee aye. supervisor avalos? avalos aye. supervisor breed? breed aye. supervisor campos? campos aye. supervisor chiu? chiu aye. >> supervisor cohen? cohen aye. supervisor farrell? farrell aye. supervisor kim? kim aye. supervisor mar?
mar aye. supervisor tang? tang aye. there are 11 ayes. ~ >> the resolution is adopted. [gavel] >> next item, madam clerk. if we could call items 24 and 25. >> 24 and 25 are the ordinances amending chapter 31 of the administrative code to reflect the regions and update and clarify certain procedures to the california and environmental quality act. >> supervisor wiener. >> i move to continue items 24 and 25 one week to june -- excuse me, to july 16th. >> colleagues, supervisor wiener has made a motion to continue this item for a week seconded by supervisor kim. without objection, these two items will be continued for one week. [gavel] >> item 26. >> item 26 is an ordinance appropriating $1.5 million from the rainy day fund from the san francisco unified school district for fiscal year 2012 through 13. >> colleagues, can we do this same house same call? without objection, this ordinance is passed on the first reading. [gavel] >> items 27 to 31 representing the proposed budget. >> ie